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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 15, 2011

Charee Pineda on the real score between her and Matt Evans

CHAREE PINEDA is paired with ka-love team JM de Guzman in “Angelito: Batang Ama” but off cam, she’s linked to their co-star Matt Evans. “It’s not true,” Charee said at the show’s launch. “Hindi talaga kami although we’re good friends. We go out, but as a group, kasama namin sina Melissa Ricks, Jessy Mendiola at iba pa. We’re like brothers and sisters at si Matt ang tagapayo namin when someone has a problem. He’s the eldest kasi. I have no boyfriend at all.”

Batang Ama”, now seen on ABS Gold at 3:30 PM, is her biggest project so far. “Before kasi, puro support lang, dito lead na talaga so excited ako as I waited long for this and the role of the teenage daughter of Snooky Serna na nabuntis ni JM is so challenging. Nag-workshop kami ni JM for our roles. We interviewed real life teenage moms and dads to find out kung ano pinagdaanan nila. Karamihan sa kanila, galing sa broken home or nasa abroad ang parents kaya kulang sa proper guidance. Teenage viewers will learn a lot from our show about teen parenthood.”

In the presscon, Beth Oropesa, who plays JM’s lola, revealed for the first time that she was a teen mom herself. She gave birth to her first son, Henry, when she was only 16 years old. “Pinakasal kami nung nakabuntis sa’kin but it didn’t last long as we’re both so young,” she says.

She hid the truth when she joined beauty pageants and later, showbiz. Her first husband had passed and her son is now a nurse. She also has a daughter with Marc Roces and a son with Taiwanese actor Meng Fei.